The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has arrested another high school student for allegedly making terroristic threats of harm at North Forsyth High School.
According to Cpl. Doug Rainwater of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, a 15-year-old male student was arrested Friday morning at North Forsyth High School after threats he allegedly made on social media Thursday night were reported to authorities.
Rainwater said that this is the third Forsyth County student who has been arrested for making terroristic threats toward a school in the past week. Two other students at West Forsyth High School were arrested Thursday, after making similar threats of violence on social media.
“At this point we are investigating so many of these threats, if you put something on social media you are going to be in real serious trouble,” Rainwater said.
He said that in the latest incident the student had no weapon or means of causing harm at the time of his arrest Friday morning.
The 15-year-old male was arrested, charged with making terroristic threats and has been turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice to be held at a youth detention center.
Rainwater said that this case is a good example of parents and students seeing threats online, and turning to authorities for help. He said that the sheriff’s office continues to get calls about online threats every day.